TB and Pericarditis

Editor’s Note: I got this question posed to me via FB from my brother in Central America: Question for you. Hey Frank, have you heard of swelling around the heart as a result of TB infection? I have a friend in France who has had health problems for years- Docs now think it’s TB that resulted […]

Pericarditis: When the H&P Becomes Personal

Editor’s Note: When we look at our patient’s History and Physical (H&P), we notice once in awhile a history of pericarditis.  Most of the time (unless we are considering doing a pericardectomy) it’s a blip on our radar implying a former or current inflammatory process, but it doesn’t really change our navigation for the course […]